Boarding Your Pet

January 3, 2017

Do you want to know exactly what to expect when you decide to board your cat or dog at a boarding kennel? In today’s article, we take a look at a day in the life of a holidaying pet.

Long gone are the endless days and nights in cold dreary boarding establishments. The images of your pet laying sadly on a cold concrete floor pining for your company is far from the truth. Today, our pets are spoilt for choice, activities, and attention during their stay at many well-regarded dog boarding and cattery businesses. From the ultra-lavish to the highly functional, there is a boarding kennel to suit both you and your pet, regardless of your requirements.

Medically Speaking

Before you board your pet, it is a great idea to ensure your pet is in top health. It is not recommended that you board your cherished animal if you suspect that they are not feeling or acting 100%. If you are unsure about your pet’s health or have any concerns, a quick vet trip will put your mind at ease of your beloved companion’s health condition. This is also a good time to ensure that your vaccinations are up-to-date as well as worming and flea treatments.

If your cat or dog is suffering from any aliment that requires medical treatment, ensure that you have a clear outline of the medicines your pet needs and any additional information. When you arrive at the boarding kennel or cattery ensure you have the following:

  • Vaccination certificate
  • Medical information and treatments if needed
  • Special diets – the food
  • Lead and collar
  • Up-to-date microchip information
  • Emergency contact information

A Typical Day

A day in the life of a boarding kennel dog or cat will vary depending on what ‘extra curriculum’ activities you have booked in for, including training and grooming.

This is what a general (and wonderfully busy) day your pet will encounter at Pets Training and Boarding.

Dogs in Boarding ONLY:

  • 8.00am – 9.00am Breakfast (administer medication if required)
  • 9.00am – 11.30am Morning playtime sessions
  • 12.00am – 1.00pm Pamper sessions plus daily brushing, routine health checks
  • 1.00pm – 1.30pm – Lunch (administer medication if required)
  • 2.00pm – 3.30pm Afternoon playtime sessions
  • 4.00pm – 5.00pm Dinner (administer medication if required)

Dogs in Training ONLY:

  • 8.00am – 9.00am Breakfast (administer medication if required)
  • 9.00am – 11.30am Training sessions plus playtime sessions
  • 12.00am – 1.00pm Pamper sessions plus daily brushing, routine health checks
  • 1.00pm -1.30pm Training sessions plus lunch time feeds (administer medication if required)
  • 1.30pm – 3.30pm Training sessions plus afternoon playtime sessions
  • 4 – 5pm Dinner (administer medication if required)

Cats in Boarding ONLY:

  • 8.00am – 9.00am Breakfast (administer medication if required)
  • 9.00am – 12.30pm Playtime sessions (interactions with toys, pats, and cuddles with our staff)
  • 12.30am – 1.00pm Lunch (administer medication if required)
  • 1.00pm – 4.00pm Playtime sessions (interactions with toys, pats, and cuddles with our staff), routine health checks
  • 4.00pm – 5.00pm Dinner (administer medication if required)

Dogs Playtime sessions include:

  • Socialising and making new doggie friends
  • Playing with toys
  • Swimming in our lake
  • Cuddling and getting pats from our staff
  • All sessions are supervised
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